North Branch School hires new educator

RIPTON — The North Branch School in Ripton has welcomed Alexandra Muck as its math teacher for the 2018/2019 school year. Muck comes to NBS as a graduate of Middlebury College and brings with her a variety of teaching experience in both public and private educational settings.
“Alex is a natural fit for North Branch,” said Tal Birdsey, co-founder and head teacher at the independent middle school. “As a visiting student while at Middlebury, we’ve had a glimpse of Alex’s passion and interest in the students and school. She is amazingly energetic, a resourceful and creative thinker with a work ethic that is beyond measure.”
Muck’s work experience includes private tutoring, facilitating interdisciplinary projects for middle school-age kids, curriculum consulting at Middlebury College, interning at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., and substitute teaching at Middlebury Union Middle School.
“When I first visited the North Branch School, I was a sophomore at Middlebury College.” Muck said. “Even as a visitor, the school felt like home. To be able to call it home now, and to work with incredible people who truly enjoy coming to school each day, is a joy and a privilege.”
Muck is teaching middle school math to the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders at the school. She will work closely with Birdsey and former NBS math teacher Rose McVay, current science teacher at the school, as she grows her way into the school community.

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